How Do I Keep My Scholarship?
For the most current Bright Futures repayment and renewal information, visit Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements.
If you withdrew from a class during the fall or spring terms, you are responsible for repaying any Bright Futures funds you may have received for that class.
To assist you in calculating the number of hours and GPA required to renew your scholarship, enter your Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 enrollment information on our Bright Futures Renewal Predictor. Include all hours that you received Bright Futures funding, but do not include credit hours that you withdrew from and repaid to the Bright Futures program.
Your cumulative GPA earned hours at the end of spring will be sent to the State of Florida if you were paid Bright Futures at USF in the prior fall and/or spring within 30 days after the end of the spring term.
- The information USF sends is a “snapshot” of your academic history at the time.
- You are responsible for submitting the Bright Futures/Florida Scholarship Grade and Hour Evaluation form if your GPA or earned hours are updated after the transmission due to grade changes or receipt of academic transcripts.
- The form will not be available until after grades and hours are transmitted to the State of Florida.
- The State of Florida will determine your renewal eligibility and send you a notice of renewal or non-renewal.
- USF Office of Financial Aid will send non-renewal students an email notice regarding the State of Florida definition of extenuating circumstances which a student may use for an appeal.
What Happens If I Lose My Scholarship?
Students who lose a scholarship because of low GPA can apply to have the scholarship restored.
The State of Florida provides for Reinstatement/Restoration of Bright Futures eligibility.
USF will be notified by the State of Florida if your Reinstatement/Restoration is granted.